Panel to discuss Google Book Search settlement and libraries during ALA Annual Conference

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office will host a panel discussion on the proposed Google Book Search (GBS) settlement during the association’s annual conference in Washington.

The session, titled “Panel Discussion on Life after the Google Book Search (GBS) Settlement,” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 26, in Washington Convention Center, Room 151B.

A panel of speakers, mediated by Jonathan Band, intellectual property attorney and counsel for the ALA, will discuss what the outcome of the proposed GBS settlement will mean for the future of libraries and digitization efforts.

Panelists include the following: James Grimmelmann, Professor, New York University Law School; Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office; Mark Sandler, Director, Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC); and Johanna Shelton, Senior Policy Counsel, Google.

About Jenni Terry

Jenni Terry was a press officer with the Washington Office.


  1. It would be nice if this panel was recorded and made available for those of us who are unable to attend Annual due to budgetary restraints.

  2. Already in the works, Jill. The video of the panel should be up, at least, by the end of conference (if not, later that day). Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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